Kayleigh McEnany called out White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday for her mixed-up priorities, saying the president’s spokeswoman should mourn for the millions of aborted babies and not a new Florida law that prohibits teaching kindergartners about sexuality.
Mediaite reports McEnany, who held Psaki’s position under President Donald Trump, brought up abortion during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
When Hannity asked about Psaki’s criticism of a new Florida law that prohibits teachers from talking about sexuality to kindergarten through third-grade students, McEnany criticized Psaki for ignoring real problems in the world today.
She said Psaki, a pro-abortion Democrat, should be more upset about the war in Ukraine, the growing crime rate, Covid and the violence of abortion.
“If you wanna cry about one issue in this country right now, I think the press secretary should cry about the 62 million children that do not exist, that have been aborted because of Roe v. Wade,” McEnany said.
She described the nearly 50-year-old abortion ruling as “a heinous, heinous decision … that has exterminated about one fifth of the United States’ population.”
McEnany continued: “So if you wanna cry, don’t cry about forcing sexuality on kindergartners. That is sick. Cry about the 62 million children who can’t even go to kindergarten.”
Speaking about the Florida law, the pro-life Republican also slammed the political left for its “sick obsession” with children and sex.
Hannity asked her: “Why is there this imperative to – we’re talking about kids from kindergarten, first, second, and third grade – to talk about transgenderism and sexuality at all? Especially because we spend more money per student with the worst results in reading, writing, math, science and computers. Why don’t we focus on the basics?”
“Exactly, Sean,” McEnany replied. “The left has a sick obsession with our children.”
Since 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court has forced states to legalize abortions without restriction up to viability and allowed abortions up to birth through Roe v. Wade. As a result, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds, perhaps thousands, of mothers have died in supposedly “safe, legal” abortions.
Many hope the Supreme Court will overturn or at least chip away at Roe in a ruling on a Mississippi abortion case this summer. Researchers estimate abortion numbers would drop by about 120,000 in the first year and potentially even more in subsequent years if the high court allows states to protect unborn babies’ right to life again.